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Banff's elk numbers slightly down

Banff's elk numbers slightly down

“That predation could come from wolves, coyotes, cougars, and/or black and grizzly bears, but we see a lot of activity by the Bow Valley wolves around close to the townsite.”
Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

Festive season in Banff has a new look this year

BANFF – The town of Banff is known for its community Christmas cheer. A slate of events is scheduled every year to help bring people together in celebration of the holiday season.
Valley churches re-imagine Christmas services

Valley churches re-imagine Christmas services

“That means a lot to me,” said Rev. Howard Thornton. “That even if I can’t be with them in person, we’re still able to share in some way, and I’m just wanting to encourage people, maybe, that they might find some hope and some happiness at Christmas if they can’t be with their children in person."
Roam wants to roll out in Banff Ave pedestrian zone next summer

Roam wants to roll out in Banff Ave pedestrian zone next summer

“It’s not like we’re talking about putting somebody on the moon here, so it’s not out the question,” said Darren Enns, the director of planning and development. “It’s just how do we do it safely, and how do we not be detracting from the experience of the pedestrian zone.”
UPDATE: Banff rolls out studded tire rebates

UPDATE: Banff rolls out studded tire rebates

A rebate for winter tires and walking aids resumes on Jan. 1 to encourage residents to bike or walk around Banff in winter
Town of Banff coming up with plan to enforce COVID-19 rules

Town of Banff coming up with plan to enforce COVID-19 rules

“I am really hoping and begging Banffites to please, please follow the guidelines as set out by public health authorities. We saw how quickly it can spread throughout our community," said Coun. Corrie DiManno.
BLLT ceases marketing of Banff National Park during current COVID-19 crisis

BLLT ceases marketing of Banff National Park during current COVID-19 crisis

Banff and Lake Louise Tourism has stopped marketing activities over Christmas holidays, while the Town of Banff also cancelled many New Year's Eve activities
Volunteer group ready to lend a hand to those in isolation

Volunteer group ready to lend a hand to those in isolation

When COVID-19 cases in Bow Valley spiked at the beginning of December, a grassroots volunteer effort – Three Communities: One Valley – began to help those in quarantine or isolation by picking up and delivering things like mail, groceries and medications.
Backcountry skiers charged for entering closed area where female grizzly bear denning

Backcountry skiers charged for entering closed area where female grizzly bear denning

“If visitors see people inside the closure, we would like to ask that they please report it promptly to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-1470.”
Banff bans liquor sales after 10 p.m. in lead-up to Christmas holidays

Banff bans liquor sales after 10 p.m. in lead-up to Christmas holidays

While the provincial government has allowed restaurants to sell alcohol with takeout and delivery orders, Banff council has decided to only allow that to occur until 10 p.m. to keep it in line with restrictions in place for liquor and cannabis stores in the community